Spooktown Hometacular: A Very Special My Hometown Event

Spooktown Hometacular: A Very Special My Hometown Event

Ilana Michelle Rubin, Lana Schwartz, Nat Towsen, Sam Reece, Sam Taggart, Marie Faustin, Taylor Garron, Sophie Santos

Wed · October 31, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$6 Advance / $8 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.

Spooktown Hometacular: A Very Special My Hometown Event
Everyone knows that towns are spooky as hell. And what better time to take a deep dive into their terror than Halloween? In a very special edition of My Hometown, Lana Schwartz and Ilana Michelle Rubin have invited comedians to take a look at the scarier side of where they're from. Fair warning: There will tricks, treats, frights, and goofs. Costumes are encouraged but not required, especially the spookiest one of all: Your crush who never left town after high school.
Ilana Michelle Rubin
Ilana Michelle Rubin
Ilana Michelle Rubin is a writer, stand up comedian, and improviser who often wonders how Drake spends his days off. Her work has been featured on Reductress, Daily Dot, and Play Too Much. In addition to being part of Nanners Comedy, she is also a writer and actor for the web show Deada$$, a parody late night talk show.

She loves Twitter and Instagram much to her own detriment, so please follow her on both platforms (please). Ilana previously worked at MTV, where she gained professional producing experience. These days she spends her afternoons babysitting, raising New York City’s youth to the best of her ability, while focusing more of her time on her comedy career.

One time in high school, her friends paid her $10 to dance silently for half an hour, and that is something she would happily do again today.
Lana Schwartz
Lana Schwartz
Lana Schwartz is a writer who was born, raised, and continues to live in New York City. She is a member of the sketch teams 17:38 and Deathbird, the latter of which currently has a show running at UCB called HINT: A Murder Mystery. Lana was previously a contributor at StarWipe, and she's also written for The New Yorker, The Hairpin, Above Average, The Toast, mental_floss, and various other sites around the internet. As one half of Nanners Comedy, Lana creates videos for the internet and hosts the monthly variety show My Hometown. By day, Lana is a writer at an environmental non-profit, which means she's happy to talk about climate change literally any time you would like. For more on Lana, as well as instructions on how to pronounce her name, please visit www.lanalikebanana.com.
Nat Towsen
Nat Towsen
Nat Towsen is a comedian, writer, and actor. He hosts the monthly local-culture talk show Nat Towsen's Downtown Variety Hour at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East Village. He is a writer for VICE and CollegeHumor. Nat has been called a "comedic genius" by a Time Out New York, a "polymath comedian" by The A.V. Club, and a "bright young man" by Bill Gates. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his girlfriend, Alyssa, and their two cats, Nutmeg and Foggy.
Sam Reece
Sam Reece
Sam Reece is a comedian, writer, and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. Her work has been featured on Splitsider, Funny or Die, Mashable, MyDamnChannel, CBC Punchline and more! She is one half of critically acclaimed sketch duo Girls with Brown Hair and is a member of OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show which performs monthly at UCB Theatre East.
Sam Taggart
Sam Taggart
Sam is a standup, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. He is a creator of various live shows such as Live on Broadgay, Sam's BIG Day, and Lake Homo High. He also co-hosts the standup shows Future Forms and Stevie. He's had videos featured on IFC, acted on The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, and was named one of Brooklyn's 50 funniest comedians by Brooklyn Magazine.
Marie Faustin
Marie Faustin
Marie Faustin is a NY-based comedian and actress and one of the fastest rising talents on the comedy scene. She was recently named a 2017 "New Face of Comedy" at the international Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Marie has appeared in GQ Magazine, MTV's GirlCode, MTV2's Vidiots, VH1's All Jokes Aside, BET's SocialAwards and TruTV's Late Night Snack. From 2016 - 2017, Marie was the host of Oxygen's Very Real Talk. She's a regular feature in Time Out NY and is the on-air host of 99.5FM's "Tall Tales in the Big City." Marie also co-hosts the weekly podcast: The Unofficial Expert.
Taylor Garron
Taylor Garron
Taylor Garron is a writer, actress, comedian, and weirdo based in Brooklyn, NY. She currently writes at Reductress, and has studied improv and sketch writing at Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Her TV/film/stage credits include “High Maintenance”, “She’s Gotta Have It”, “Let There Be Stuff”, “Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman”, and the PBS classic “ZOOM”. She recently played the lead role in the feature film “The Things We Do When We’re Alone”, which is being released in February. Her web series “Somebody’s Kid”, which she wrote, produced, and starred in, is currently in post-production. When not performing or writing, you can find her eating a burrito from this one specific truck in Williamsburg that doesn’t use the fact that she can’t eat cilantro against her.
Sophie Santos
Sophie Santos
Sophie Santos is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. A semi-finalist for both the Fox Writers Lab and NBCU/UCBT Diversity Scholarship, she has written for MTV and Passport Control with Mehdi Barakchian, a pilot for BRIC TV. She performs regularly at UCB and has been seen at venues such as Club Cumming, The Duplex, The Bell House and Union Hall (most recently with the sold out run of Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical)
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/